The Cove of Lake Geneva sits across from Geneva Lake, one of the Midwest’s top boating and water-skiing destinations. The lake has more than 9 miles of shoreline, and the hotel is walking distance from its beaches and swimming piers. When it’s warm, the property also offers a water playground of its own: a sprawling outdoor deck features two pools, including a children’s pool with a red mushroom fountain and a ship dubbed the SS Cove.
Inside the onsite Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub, brewmasters are hard at work crafting more than a dozen varieties of beer using Old-World methods. Their hefe weiss and black bavarian brews complement hearty burgers made with locally sourced ingredients. They also create housemade root beer, flavoring it with pure vanilla, aromatic botanicals, and honey from Wisconsin honeycombs.
Upstairs, the Anchor suite has a spacious living room that houses a sleeper sofa next to a fireplace and a flat-screen TV. The suite is rounded out by a whirlpool tub and a full kitchen with a toaster, a microwave, a dishwasher, pots and pans, and utensils. Larger groups (up to six people) can fit comfortably in the Belle Loft suite, which includes two bedrooms and more than 800 square feet of space.
Located within 90 miles of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, Lake Geneva has become one of the Midwest’s most popular destinations for recreation. Geneva Lake—a gaping gulf of fresh water ripe for swimming, leisurely sails, water skiing, and tubing—is the resort town’s biggest draw in the summer. Admire the scenery by taking a stroll on the Geneva Lake Shore Path, a 21-mile walkway planned by early settlers that stretches around the entire lake. Along the way, you’ll pass expansive gardens and the opulent estates that helped the town earn the nickname “Newport of the West.”
In the winter, outdoor activities range from sledding and cross-country skiing in Big Foot Beach State Park to ice-fishing on Geneva Lake. There’s also plenty to do indoors. The Geneva Lake Museum takes visitors back in time with re-created late 19th- and early 20th-century shops, and the 1897-era Yerkes Observatory is home to the world’s largest refracting telescope.
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